Ishmael Beah woke us from our slumbers with his memoir of being a forced child soldier in Sierra Leone, A Long Way Gone. Join us as the UNICEF Ambassador
and Advocate for Children Affected by War revisits his homeland after the
fighting is done and continues the story of his country's civil war in Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel.
Friends Benjamin and Bockarie return to their desecrated village, intent on rebuilding the community by taking up their old posts as
teachers. Hunger, retaliation, scattered acts of violence, and a foreign mining
concern’s depredations slow their progress and precipitate some soul searching,
but our heroes (like Beah himself) stay radiant to the end.
Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you. Or purchase a copy
from the book link below and ask us to have it signed in the "Order
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
Join us as we welcome Jessica Lander, author of Driving Backwards, to Gibson's Bookstore. Driving Backwards
is a memoir of Gilmanton, which briefly was the best known small town
in the United States. Read more about this fascinating book here, and please join us!
“Take a small town, add a fresh voice, mix in some truly memorable detail, and you have Driving Backwards. Charming, vivid, informative, and a little bit scandalous, it crosses Robert Frost with John McPhee—just marvelous.” —Gish Jen, author of The Love Wife and Tiger Writing
Meet the Poet Laureate of NH, Alice Fogel, and fellow poet Patrice Pinette,
Wed., August 20, at 7 PM
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson's on the third Wednesday of each month. This month, our guests are Alice Fogel and Patrice Pinette. Their readings will be followed by an open-mic event. Come to read, come to listen--all are welcome!
New Hampshire Beer! Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 PM
Come learn all about the history and craft of brewing beer in New Hampshire!
started writing about beer for his blog Seacoast Beverage Lab in March
2010. Along with his blog and craft beer podcast, Brian is the beer
master at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, providing guests
with a unique craft beer experience. He lives in Newfields, New
Hampshire, with his wife, Lisa, and dog Madison. Visit him at www.seacoastbeveragelab.com.
We've just learned--happy coincidence!--that our friends in True Brew Cafe will be hosting a beer tasting at the same time as our author event. This will be a great night at Gibson's for beer lovers!
You deserve a reward if you've read this far. Our annual August sale
will be this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Almost everything in the
store, plus most special orders, will be 25% off! Tell all your friends!
Store hours for the sale: Fri-Sat 9-9; Sun 11-6.
New store hours
We're making a minor adjustment to our store hours, starting next week (August 25). Our new store hours will be Monday through Wednesday from 9 AM to 7 PM; Thursday through Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 11-6.
short version of why? Concord does not have a lot of night life early
in the week. But when we have events we will stay open late, until 9 PM,
even on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Call ahead to check.)